<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=334695" target="_blank"> Marquardt to detail firing cause at 1:00 PM </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=334695" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=100&q=75&x=222&y=45&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=nate-marquardt-06-25-11-17-39-4-440.jpg" /></a> <strong class="ArticleSource">[mmafighting.com]</strong> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>Nate Marquardt was fired on Saturday, just 24 hours before his main event at UFC on Versus 4, for failing over a six week period to provide the Pennsylvania SAC with some medically related requirement for him to fight. The nature of the requirement is pretected by federal HIPAA rules, and not definitively known at this point. Nate Marquardt's spokesman <a href="http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2011/6/28/2248300/nate-marquardt-needs-better-pr-advice" target="_blank">reveals why</a> Marquardt has taken to long to respond.</p>
We weighed all the options and presented them to Nate. We felt it was better to wait until he was comfortable. He'd just been fired. He lost a huge pay day. We wanted to respect his wishes and give him time to collect himself. He needed time to talk to his family and to inform his coaches and teammates. He'll tell the whole story today.
At 1 p.m. ET the former middleweight number one contender will breaks his silence on the MMA Hour. Updates will be provided here on the UG.
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